This is half way between Hopjack’s and World of Beer on Palafox St in downtown. They’re all on the same side of the street too which makes pub crawling here even easier. This is an interesting setup. They have about a hundred different cans of beer and only half a dozen taps. No glass bottles that I could find (at least not beer). I’d say having that many cans available in one place is pretty impressive, but then again some of them were obviously there for the sake of getting the count up (the very first thing on the menu is O’Douls...). I guess I don’t mind my beer coming in a can so long as I can pour it into a glass. The tap list wasn’t very impressive but the can list was.
The food is as you might expect by the name and the large (presumably tin) cow cutout above the front door focused on beef. Much like Hopjacks down the street does pizza only these guys do burgers only. They’ve got a dozen premade combos to pick from or you can build your own. In fact the menu is a large sheet of check boxes that you use to design your own. Pretty cool as I’m definitely a burger lover. Over all this is a bit of a novelty for me but a nice one at that. Next time I might stop here first for a bite and then go somewhere else for a beer.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool burger joint on a popular street in Pensacola near World of Beer and other beer places. Service was good and helpful. A few decent taps, but more impressive was their pretty extensive can list. Burgers are their speciality and they are outstanding. Some may consider it a little pricey, but for the quality of the food, it’s well worth it. If you feel like a break from beer, I definitely recommend the matador....it’s amazing.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The food: you fill out an order form (sort of like ordering sushi) and you get a burger made to order. Be warned: they will cook it much rarer than you indicate.
The beer: excellent selection of canned craft beer and a few well-chosen draft taps. No problems here.
The service: I sat at the bar and had fast, courteous and accurate service.
The ambiance: I liked the decor and the overall vibe of the place.
I am a fan and will be back.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Food is good but the quality is very hit and miss. They have gourmet burgers which if cooked correctly can be great but when we went there we had one cold burger and three good ones. I heard the same from other guests. They have a good but limited selection of beer and wine